I know many of us are feeling the intensity of our cultural climate. It’s time for change!
As we move into the New Moon in Libra, with Venus in retrograde (Venus rules Libra), we will be exploring issues related to relationship, balance, and justice for, and from, the feminine center.
How do you embody the feminine archetype in your life and consciousness?
The feminine archetype is deep, expansive, and formless. She is infinitely creative and abundant. The feminine is receptive, passive, and open.
Do you allow the feminine enough space to thrive?
If not, let this be your personal work at this time. Please reach out to me; I can support you in accessing the divine feminine within yourself.
We are witnessing the old patriarchal world collapse. It has lost its way.
As this happens, we will see a crumbling of the old ways of leadership that stem from an unhealthy and toxic expression of the masculine shadow. These ways of leading include “power-over” others: hierarchic and externalized systems of governance, capitalist value systems, colonization, slavery, violence, shame and all forms of personal and systemic oppression.
Let me be clear: we have all participated in this toxicity.
It’s part of the cultural conditioning we have all received and together we can, and must, rise beyond it. It is time to leave the victim story behind.
Venus retrograde is about exploring our patterns of relating to, and expressing, the Divine Feminine. How we show up in the collective depends on the work we do on a personal level.
The feminine is returning to power within the collective field of consciousness; yet what does this look like?
The feminine is a return to embodiment, sensuality, and feeling. We are remembering to be with our internal experiences.
The feminine is the material world, expressed as Earth, Plant, Animal, and Water. We are remembering her sacredness.
The feminine is the lunar body, guiding the tides. We are remembering to trust the flow.
The feminine is the vast oceanic realm of mystery, fluidity, and depth. She is the unconscious, the space within all forms, the expansive potential of energy.
The feminine is the maiden, mother, and crone within all of us, regardless of gender. She nurtures and heals.
The feminine expresses herself as the queen, witch, priestess, and goddess. She is not without ruling power and is not confined to the realm of home or child.
The feminine is not subservient to the masculine; rather she walks in balance beside him. The masculine has forgotten this, and so has forgotten himself.
We are all a part of that forgetting, but now it’s time to remember. Let go of blame; it serves no one.
As we navigate the threshold of the feminine awakening, let us hold Love as the ultimate healing salve. Let’s breathe through the contractions of the birthing a new paradigm and be the change.
We rise together.
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